Survivor: Kaoh Rong - Finale Recap - Part 2
Episode 14 - Not Going Down Without a Fight
By Jim Van Nest
June 1, 2016
Hello, good people, and for the final time, welcome to the Survivor Kaoh Rong episode recap. This is Part 2 of the Finale, where we'll see the Final 2 twist thrown on the players and we'll see a sole Survivor crowned! Since I just saw you Monday, the review will be brief. Michele screwed up everyone's plans by winning immunity, which divided the camp in two. Michele and Cydney voted for Aubry and Aubry and Tai voted for Cydney. The result was a fire making challenge that Aubry won handily, sending Cydney to the jury as the eighth member. We have an hour of show left, which should include anther challenge, another regular Tribal and then the Final Tribal Council, where we'll get to see whether or not we have a bitter jury or one that will vote based on the best game play. With Scot and Jason involved, I think it could go either way.
We start this recap back at camp after Cydney went home. No one is happy about this. They all miss Cydney. Aubry feels good about winning the challenge an keeping herself in the game, but she's still a little bummed. Michele is not happy about Aubry still being there. She tells Tai that he just gave her a million dollars. She says that Aubry has been controlling the game for a while now, and she doesn't like her chances against her. She tells the group that she's happy to be there and can't wait to share breakfast with them and argue their cases at the end. Tai rains on the parade by telling them he doesn't think it's over yet. He tells them that Jeff never said anything about turning the game over to the jury or that they were the Final 3 or anything. He is convinced there's another challenge coming. Aubry poo poos this idea, telling him there's not another challenge.
The sun rises the next day and Michele comes back with Tree Mail announcing another challenge, just like Tai suggested. One last challenge and one last Tribal before we turn things over to the jury. I do appreciate a fan of the show actually playing the game and picking up on the little things like that. Nice work, Tai. Michele is worried that she has to, once again, fight for her life. Aubry chats it up with Tai and he is shady enough to make her feel like she HAS to win if she wants to get to the end. What I find so crazy right now is that Tai is the obvious goat this season and is a lock to plead his case to the jury. Either Aubry or Michele will take him to the end if they win. If I have to rank them in order of who NEEDS this the most. It's Aubry, then Michele, then Tai. Aubry is toast if she loses. Michele is only toast if Aubry wins. Tai is golden 'til the end.
Hey, how about a Probst sighting!! So Jeff takes the immunity necklace from Michele and tells them, "Today, Immunity is NOT up for grabs." Say what? He confirms with them that they are the Final 3 and they will all get to plead their case to the jury. He has more to say, but he's gonna have to wait out the crying and hugging first. They finally listen up and Jeff drops the bomb - the winner of today's challenge will get to vote out a jury member. WHOA! This is huge. With one vote, they can almost guarantee a win at the end (well, except Tai - he'd need to vote out three or four jurors to have a shot, I think.) We'll talk jury removal strategy later, let's get to the challenge.